Privacy, Legal and Cookies

Here you can find all the legal information you might need regarding STS Defence policies.

1. Company Details

STS Defence Ltd. is a registered company in the United Kingdom (number 03193298) whose registered address is 5 The Courtyard, Timothy’s Bridge Road, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9NP. Our VAT Number is GB844297794.

Our contact email is sales@sts-defence.com and our trading address is Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AF, telephone 02392 584222

2. Terms and Conditions

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

3. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

4. Privacy – General

This privacy policy sets out how STS Defence uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

4.1  What are your data protection rights?

STS Defence would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – you have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – you have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – you have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – you have the right to object to STS Defence processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – you have the right to request that STS Defence transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

To make a request, or to ask any questions regarding you Data Protection Rights, contact us at the address given below. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

4.2  What we collect

STS Defence is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from November 2019.

4.3  What we do with the information we gather

We may collect the following information:

  • Your name
  • email address
  • (optional) telephone number

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with the best response to your enquiry

4.4  Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

4.5   Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to STS Defence at our registered office.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at our registered office. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

5. Privacy – Applying for a Vacancy

This privacy policy sets out how STS Defence uses and protects any information that you give us when you apply for a vacancy via this website.

5.1  What will we do with your information?

All of the information you provide during the application process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements if necessary.
We will not share any of the information you provide during the recruitment process with any third parties for marketing purposes or store any of your information outside of the United Kingdom or the European Union. The information you provide will be held securely by us whether the information is in electronic or physical format.
We will use the contact details you provide to us to contact you to progress your application. We will use the other information you provide to assess your suitability for the role you have applied for.

5.2  What information do we ask for, and why?

We do not collect more information than we need to fulfil our stated purposes and will not retain it for longer than is necessary.

The information we ask for is used to assess your suitability for employment. We are taking steps at your request prior to potentially entering into an employment contract – this is our legal basis for processing your personal data. You don’t have to provide what we ask for but it might affect your application if you don’t.

Your information will only be seen by our HR team and Hiring Managers.

5.3  Application Stage

At the application stage we ask you for

  • your name, address, phone number and email address
  • your previous experience including details of you education, work history, referees and answers to questions relevant to the role you have applied for

Our Talent Acquisition Manager and Security Controller will have access to all of this information.

5.4   Selection Stage

Our managers shortlist applications for interview and we might ask you to attend one or more interviews at which we might take notes which will be held by us.

5.5   How long is the information retained for?

If you are unsuccessful at any stage of the process, the information you have provided until that point will securely be destroyed.

Information generated by us throughout the assessment process, for example interview notes, is retained by us for up to 6 months.

If you are successful in your application, we will retain your information in accordance with our Privacy Notice for Employees, Workers and Contractors. A copy of this Notice will be provided to you with your offer letter.

6. Use of Cookies by this website

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site about aspects of your visit. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies.  If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

STS Defence uses Google Analytics to measure traffic to this website.

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

7. Queries and Complaints

If you have any queries about the process or how we handle your information please contact us at:

      Data Protection Officer, STS Defence Ltd, Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1AF

7.1   Your right to make a complaint

If you have any concerns regarding our processing of your personal data, or are not satisfied with our handling of any request by you in relation to your rights, you also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Their address is:

First Contact Team, Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF